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(2006)

Trivia

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In the opening scene as they pan down the street, you can see "R.J. McCready's Funeral Home". R.J. McCready was Kurt Russell's character in The Thing (1982).
In the script, Brenda is the niece of Randy Flagg. Randall Flagg is the bad guy in several Stephen King novels, including The Stand (1994).
Brenda is watching The Toxic Avenger (1984) with her baby, when Grant comes to her house.
Haig Sutherland was the first person to be cast. Elizabeth Banks was the second. Gregg Henry was the last actor to be seen for the part (out of more than one hundred actors from Los Angeles and Vancouver) and nailed his audition. Nathan Fillion was the last actor to be cast, about a week before shooting began. Shooting lasted forty-seven days.
DIRECTOR CAMEO (James Gunn): As another teacher at Starla's (Elizabeth Banks') school.
Dangled above the street at the beginning of the film, and on stage later at the Deer Cheer celebration, you can see a "Henenlotter's Saddle Lodge presents Deer Cheer" sign, a reference to cult horror Writer and Director Frank Henenlotter, famed Creator of Basket Case (1982) and Brain Damage (1988).
People, places, and buildings, throughout the film, allude to various late twentieth century monster movies. See Movie Connections for specifics.
Jenna and Emily Strutemyer were named after Jenna Fischer, Director James Gunn's wife, and her sister.
The name of the High School is "Earl Bassat High", after a character in Tremors (1990).
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(At around forty-eight minutes) When the mother tells her two daughters to go to bed, the one on the right is reading a "Goosebumps" story by R.L. Stine titled, "The Girl Who Cried Monster".
Nathan Fillion (Bill Pardy) and Michael Rooker (Grant Grant) were in Super (2010) and Guardians of the Galaxy (2014).
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Cameo: Lloyd Kaufman. Troma legend and James Gunn's former boss appears as the Sad Drunk in the police station.
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Cameo 

Rob Zombie: Voice of Dr. Karl, talking to Starla on the phone.

Spoilers 

The trivia items below may give away important plot points.

The post-credits coda shows a cat getting possessed by the last surviving creature. In an early draft, this was meant to happen to Bill (Nathan Fillion), after the Grant-creature is destroyed. Starla (Elizabeth Banks) sees the resulting wound later, prompting her to shoot Bill to death.
Jenna Fischer disclosed on a television talk show that she got the role of Shelby as a "birthday present" from her spouse, James Gunn, after another actress dropped out of the movie. Being a big fan of zombie films, she always wanted to play a zombie. Upon hearing the news, she screamed with joy.
Lloyd Kaufman appears as the Sad Drunk in the police station.
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